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Applause for a witty judge in New York’s Southern District, who lampooned the Internal Revenue Service last week for granting a New York couple a $10,000 tax refund and then suing to get the money back only because their tax return was three days late. Judge Jed S. Rakoff takes the cake for the most satiric decision of the week, ridiculing the IRS as “focus[ed] on cases that really count.” Rakoff continued, “what the lawsuit lacks in equity or common sense it more than makes up in absence of legal merit.” Sounds about right to us.

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